Temporary Transvenous Pacing

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Abstract

Temporary cardiac pacing is generally indicated for the acute management of serious and often symptomatic bradyarrhythmias, that are refractory to medical therapy. Several approaches to temporary pacing are available, including transvensous, transcutaneous, epicardial, and transesophageal. Compared to the other modalities, the transvenous approach is the most stable and readily available option, with the unique ability for selective atrial or ventricular pacing. Conversely, this approach is associated with a variety of complications, and its safe and effective use requires considerable knowledge and technical skill.

Keywords

Pacemaker Conduction abnormality Heart block 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterTufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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